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5 Consumables Your Dog Should Not Consume Part Ii by Vethrodoctor11: 3:53pm On Mar 17, 2021
there are items that are safe for human consumption but are detrimental to your dog`s health. if your dog consumes any of these items it is very important to seek a veterinarian immediately. you can consult a vet for FREE in the comfort of your home, just visit www.vethro.com to chat with a veterinarian.
these items include:
1. Xylitol: Xylitol is very dangerous for dogs. It is used as a substitute for sugar and is commonly found in baked foods, toothpaste, chewing gums and more. Even in small quantities, it causes severe reduction in blood sugar levels leading to muscle weakness, lack of coordination, lethargy, vomiting and seizures. In severe cases, Xylitol poisoning can be responsible for liver damage, collapse, and even death.

2. Garlic: very small amounts of garlic are not likely to cause problems but may caused vomiting and diarrhea in some dogs. However, when consumed in large quantities the effects could be deadly, With symptoms including lethargy, incoordination, weakness, pale gums, discolored urine, excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and in very severe cases, death.

3. Dairy Products: Dogs can also be lactose intolerant like humans and react badly to dairy products. In moderation, it is safe for some dogs but most dogs don’t do well with dairy products. Some dogs are prone to experiencing stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, food allergies, skin issues and other problems after consuming too much dairy. The types of dairy products you should watch out for on our list of foods dogs can’t eat include milk, large amounts of cheese, ice cream, and butter.

4. Avocado: As healthy as the fruit is in humans, it’s a big no no for dogs. It can lead to serious digestive issues. The high fat content of avocados can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal upset and even more serious issues like pancreatitis and myocardial damage.

5. Onions: Onions have a lower toxicity rate for dogs when compared to garlic, they can still be quite toxic in large amounts and can lead to a number of health issues including lethargy, excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, discolored urine, and sometimes death.

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